Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682) was a Spanish Baroque painter who painted scenes of everyday life in seventeenth century Seville, Spain. He also painted many religious themes including the Annunciation, Madonna and Child, and the Immaculate Conception. In the centuries after his death, he had a great reputation in Europe (even more so than Velázquez) and considered the last great painter of the Spanish Golden Age. Murillo's paintings bridge the dark simplicity of Spain's early Baroque artists and the sensuality of the approaching Rococo era. Our collection of patterns includes a wide selection of his art including A Girl and Her Duenna, Beggar Boys eating Grapes and Melon, The Flower Girl, St. Lesmes, The Little Fruit Seller, Young Boys Playing Dice, and a self portrait.

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A Girl and Her Duenna

The Immaculate Conception of the Venerable Ones

The Little Fruit Seller

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Beggar Boys Eating Grapes and Melon

Annunciation

Immaculate Conception

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The Young Beggar

Boy with a Dog

The Girl with a Coin

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The Holy Family

Virgin and Child with a Rosary

Self Portrait

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The Flower Girl

Young Boys Playing Dice

Joseph and Potiphar's Wife (Detail)

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St. Francis of Assisii at Prayer

Madonna and Child

Portrait of a Gentleman in a Ruff Color

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St. Rose of Lima

St. Lesmes

Infant Christ Offering a Drink of Water to St. John

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Bartolom Esteban Murillo (December 31,1617- April 3,1682) was a Spanish Baroque painter best known for his religious work. His oeuvre though also included realistic portraits of flower girls, street children and beggars.

Born in Seville, Spain, Murillo was the youngest of fourteen children. His father was a barber and a surgeon. His father died when Murillo was just ten and his mother followed the next year, leaving him to be raised by his aunt who was married to a wealthy local doctor.

Murillos art career began with an apprenticeship to the painter Juan del Castillo. In 1639 however, when he left for Cadiz, Murillo chose not to enter a workshop for further training but to make sargas, low-priced paintings sold at country fairs and shipped to America. At some point in the 1640s he moved to Madrid where he is believed to have met Velazquez and studied the works of Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck then housed in the citys royal collection.

By 1645, he was back in Seville where his earliest dated works were created for the Franciscan Monastery. One of the eleven paintings showing the lives of the Franciscan saints is dated 1646 but it was possible that work began earlier. The paintings were executed in different styles with some subjects showing the influence of Rivera, others the effect of Velazquez, and the Death of St. Clara revealing familiarity with Van Dyck.

In February 1645, Murillo married Beatrice Sotomajor-i-Cabrera, and he began making a name for himself as a painter of Madonnas, usually for home altars. He also started to develop a line of genre scenes. The Beggar Boy was painted in 1650, the same year as Grape and Melon Eaters. Together with his Madonnas, the paintings helped to establish Murillos name, win him portrait commissions and bring in wealth which he invested in a trading company.

After a short stay in Madrid between 1658 and 1660, he returned to Seville. His wife though died in 1664 and Murillo moved, with his five surviving children, into the Convent of Capuchins. Over the remaining twenty years of his life, Murillo would paint two-thirds of his work, including altarpieces for the Augustinian monastery and paintings for Santa Maria la Blanca. He helped to found the Acadamia de Bellas Artes, directing its work with the architect Francisco Herrera the Younger.

In 1682, while working on the Marriage of St. Catherine for the Capuchin church in Cadiz, Murillo fell from the scaffolding and died shortly afterwards. His works continued to influence Spanish painting and helped to pave the way for European Rococo.

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